Ypsilopus erectus (P.J.Cribb) P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart 1985

Plant and Flower in situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Common Name The Erect Ypsilopus

Flower Size .85" [1.6 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Cape and Natal states of South Africa in high rainfall woodlands at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a short, erect stem carrying 4 to 5, fan-shaped, linear, folded, slightly recurved leaves that blooms in the fall on a basally arising, erect to arching, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Ypsilopus longifolius var. erectus P.J.Cribb 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Y sp nova; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Y sp drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Y longifolius ssp erectus photo fide; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 as Y longifolius subsp erecta drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006